Muscat, March 28, 2019 – Oman Arab Bank (OAB) recently held the Socialisation Workshop for the third edition of its ongoing Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) program. Organised at the specially designed Training Centre at the Bank’s headquarters in Al Ghubra, the workshop attended by four member of the executive management of the bank offered LEAD delegates with the opportunity to gain invaluable career insights.

The program will offer LEAD delegates with the opportunity to gain invaluable career insights from members of the Bank’s LEAD Mentoring Group (LMG). LMG represents a number of the Bank’s senior management team and various heads of groups, divisions, and departments. Formed to provide maximum support and guidance, the group also identifies potential talents in the various banking and finance fields and mentors them to reach their true potential in the industry.

Commenting on the workshop, Adil Al Rahbi, Head of the Human Resources Division said, “Our LEAD program has been designed to draw out the true potential from some our most promising staff and providing them with the necessary tools to become future leaders of the Bank. This workshop in particular provides them with an opportunity to learn directly from members of the LMG.”

The socialisation workshop was aimed at providing each of the 20 new LEAD 3 candidates with feedback on their progress so far, while also touching upon key elements for their upcoming modules, the first of which is to be conducted shortly.

The ‘LEAD’ programme has been designed in cooperation with Inspirational Development Group (IDG) and is facilitated by a team from IDG, a globally renowned leadership and management performance consultancy. The company has channelled its long history of experience delivering high-quality and intensive work programmes to some of the most prestigious organisations in the world. Closely affiliated with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, IDG has worked with some of the most important public and private sector companies in the region from its Middle East office based in Muscat.

“We have always been dedicated towards facilitating the growth and development of our Omani staff, providing them with all the key skills and opportunities they need to grow within the bank and take on positions of greater responsibility. Our LEAD program is by far one of our most popular and successful such programs, one that every member of staff strives to be a part of,” concluded Adil.

Oman Arab Bank is one of the first banks to be established in Oman, with a rich and proud history. Today, the bank operates a nationwide network of 65 branches and representative offices, and 152 ATMs spread across the Sultanate. OAB provides the complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate and investment clients.